Tri Track Open Modified Series Announces 2020 Points Format Best Five of Six Races To Be Counted Towards Championship; Registrations Open For New Season
By Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Wednesday the point standings structure that will be used for the 2020 season.
As part of six events, drivers will tally points in each feature. In 2020, the champion will be decided by taking the best five out of six point totals a driver receives. Drivers will no longer be required to attend all six events to score the championship, but with a drop race factored into the totals, the new format allows for a driver to have a miscue, while still being in contention for the title.
“This will give drivers a bit more of a buffer in case something goes wrong at one of the races,” Wayne Darling, one of two Managing Partners of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “This is just one of many announcements we will have over the next few months. We’re looking forward to getting the season underway in May.”
TRI TRACK OPEN MODIFIED SERIES ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHEDULE
SIX-RACE SLATE INCLUDES FOUR DIFFERENT TRACKS
By Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced a six-race schedule for the 2020 season on Tuesday, with races spreading across four different tracks, and two states in New England.
The schedule includes a mix of staple events — like Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday and Star Speedway’s SBM 125 — along two trips to Monadnock Speedway, a return visit to Claremont Speedway and a championship finale Haunted Hundred back at Seekonk, in what has quickly become a compelling day of racing.
Winchester, NH – Super Saturday Championship night at Monadnock Speedway displayed the confidence and dominance one would expect. The night’s racing crowned six champions and honored a family member of one past champion. A pair of 50-lap features and a 62-lap enduro were the keystones in a seven feature afternoon of racing.
The day’s other 50-lap championship race crowned two champions. The Street Stock division of the New Hampshire Short Track Racing Association held their final race in a six race, five track series Battle of the Belt. This meant that both the Monadnock Speedway Street Stock Champion and the series Champion would both be honored at the end of the race. David Greenslit of Claremont, NH, held a slim ten point lead for the track championship over Belchertown, MA, driver Chris Buffone. Brothers Chase and Jarret Curtis of Rutland, MA, were twenty-two points apart for the Battle of the Belt.
Winchester, NH –The marquee event of this past Sunday at the high banks of Monadnock Speedway was the Tri-Track Open Modified 100. Thirty-one cars signed in to participate, twenty-six qualified for the race. Monadnock Speedway regular Ben Byrne of Greenfield, MA, led the field to the green and led the race for sixty-eight laps before ceding the lead to Rhode Island driver Richard Savary. His hold on the top spot lasted until lap ninety-three when Chase Dowling slipped by for the lead and the six thousand dollar plus payday. Savary was second. Seventeen year-old rookie driver Jacob Perry of Stonington, CT, was third. The race was slowed by ten cautions.
Kuhn Captures First Late Model Sportsman Victory, Ends Brow’s Streak
Winchester, NH – All good things must come to an end. And so it was at Monadnock Speedway’s Matco Tools night Saturday. It’s a bit of a cliché, but nonetheless true of winning streaks for Solomon Brow, Jake Puchalski and Todd Patnode. The Labor Day weekend program touted twin 40-lap features for the Sportsman Modifieds and the much anticipated twelfth straight win for Late Model Sportsman driver, Solomon Brow.
Winchester, NH: This past Saturday. Monadnock Speedway was forced to cancel the JBH Classic featuring Granite State Pro Stocks and Valenti Modified Racing Series along with their weekly divisions due to heavy storms in the region. At press time, there is no make up for this event as both touring series do not have a date available that works for them and the speedway.